Dredging and beach fill operations, as part of the 2023 Engineered Beach Renourishment Project for Orange Beach/Gulf State Park/Gulf Shores, commenced on October 30th along the 900 block of West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores.
Olsen Associates Inc., the coastal engineering consultant and Engineer of Record for the project, has created a project information website for the 2023 Engineered Beach Renourishment Project for the Orange Beach/Gulf State Park/Gulf Shores Beach Restoration Project, originally constructed in 2001-2005. The project status website is at https://olsen-associates.com/gsob/.
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC commenced offshore dredging operations on Monday, October 30, 2023 to begin bringing sand to the East Beach Gulf Shores segment of the project along the 900 block of West Beach Blvd. (See Google map on project website.) This operation will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the project is complete to restore the beaches following Hurricanes Nate and Sally.
In total the project will place more than 2 million cubic yards of sand along five segments of the shoreline from Laguna Key westward to the AL/FL State Line on Perdido Key. The project is expected to last through February 2024.
Weather permitting, sand renourishment will be in Orange Beach in early January. See the schedule tab at the top of the project website for the initial construction timeline.
Be sure to check back periodically for updates to the schedule, project photos and videos, and other items of interest.